Ag Groups Showcase Innovation, Sustainability at Planter Demo Day

  • On May 5, 2017

On April 26, ASTA, along with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), hosted more than three dozen officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs for a field day of demonstrations on seed treatments, planting practices, and equipment innovations.

The event took place on the working farm of NCGA Chairman Chip Bowling in Newburg, Maryland and offered an opportunity for producers and manufacturers to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies in each respective industry, and how these innovations have made modern agriculture more efficient and sustainable than ever.

“As an industry, we are committed to the goal of developing better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life,” said ASTA President & CEO Andrew W. LaVigne. “Today’s event was a tremendous opportunity to showcase the critical role of innovation and stewardship in every step of bringing quality, safe, and nutritious products to market.”